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tv   [untitled]    August 13, 2011 2:30am-3:00am PDT

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>> these are the spanish influences. >> (speaking spanish). >> they adapted to the style of this type of music
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(applause). >> (speaking spanish). >> these are just simple spoons, kitchen spoons. (applause).
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>> (speaking spanish). >> and here we have our principle instrument. >> (speaking spanish). >> the name of this instrument is called cajon. >> (speaking spanish). >> in certain places in africa this instrumentality existed. >> (speaking spanish). >> and the percussionist will play with their hands and their
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feet. >> (speaking spanish). >> with the african slave trade he used to be in the ports. this type of boxes. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were sit over these big boxes and play over them. >> (speaking spanish).
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>> but for the blacks these type of instruments were not allowed to be played because they were too loud and for the church they will provoke movement that was not appropriate. >> (speaking spanish). >> they could also work as a form of communication with the drumming patterns. >> (speaking spanish). >> this was what was going on in africa. >> (speaking spanish). >> and from some of the sounds
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they used to play that we almost lost all of them we still have some that he remembers. >> (speaking spanish). >> for instance -- >> (speaking spanish). >> this means "attention be alert. something is going to happen". >> (speaking spanish). >> wake up. wake up. >> wake up, wake up. (speaking spanish). >> and this are some of the
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drumming patterns that have been rescued by the cultural association. >> (speaking spanish). >> the african and review itse s size. >> (speaking spanish). >> to the actual size that he has. >> (speaking spanish). >> the reason why this drum was
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reduced in its size it was the intention of hiding it from the dominant class so they will not be oppressed by playing it. >> (speaking spanish) (drums).
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>> (speaking spanish). >> for these wonderful instrument called cajon it's put into different styles. also the
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cajon today is incorporated intd international music. >> (speaking spanish). >> (drums). (music).
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(applause). (music). (applause).
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>> (speaking spanish). >> yeah. this is a style called lando. and it comes from undue.
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>> (speaking spanish). >> this was a dance of a ritual. >> (speaking spanish). >> and had the idea that the name is lamelinda. >> (speaking spanish). >> which was movement with the pelvic area. >> (speaking spanish) thank you very much. >> (speaking spanish).
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>> and this was considered not proper. so it was done in a different way. >> (speaking spanish). >> and those are softer movements and what we're going to show. >> (speaking spanish). >> which later became simbac
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simbacutcu. >> (speaking spanish). >> and sim bameans salute and couca means dance. >> that is it. okay. (speaking spanish) (music). (applause). >> (speaking spanish). >> and later on it becomes the
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simba couca. (music). (music). (applause). >> (speaking spanish).
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>> one of the stars also and they would play with the guitar which is not here today and also the violin. >> (speaking spanish). >> and it was called sapa tao. >> (speaking spanish). >> okay. so dance to the sound of a violin or the guitar is one of the unique forms of perare you vaifian dance and brought with the african slave trade in the 16th century. the
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spaniards started it and not only as a form of social dominance but ways of enforce their ideology and with the footwork and done individually or in a group. >> (speaking spanish).
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>> so we started with a certain type of dance until at least two dance we challenge each other, yes. >> (speaking spanish). (applause). >> (speaking spanish)
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(applause). >> this type of patterns that he just performed are called this and this is a communication with the son and the mother and when we die, and the second one is with the hint he just showed. >> (speaking spanish).
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>> most of the instruments that werwere performed by the africas in p purrue and the different groups and they spoke different languages so it was very hard for them to communicate. >> (speaking spanish). >> so the communication will be
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done by sign. >> (speaking spanish). >> they didn't talk but they could communicate each other. >> (speaking spanish). >> and the form of communication and many of the movements were -- they were used in the dances that we have today. >> (speaking spanish). >> this movement -- >> span spanish. >> are >> >> (speaking spanish). >> are here and it means soul. >> (speaking spanish).
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>> and when we go to move our bodies -- >> (speaking spanish). >> they mean the essence. >> (speaking spanish). >> when they go to work the earth -- >> (speaking spanish). >> is the contact with our mother nature. >>nature -- >> (speaking spanish). >> that will live us food, take care of us and receive us before we die. >> (speaking spanish). >> we also have this and movement of work. >> (speaking spanish). >> or conversation.
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>> (speaking spanish). >> which is the key to receive love. >> (speaking spanish). >> and all these type of movements were followed by this style of dance with its own co n coring on gravy. >> >> (speaking spanish)
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(music).
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(applause). >> can you play the music please? >> i want to dance with everybody. >> well, he's not there. (music). >> okay do you have any questions? we need to have some minutes and would like to answer some questions. yes?
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>> (inaudible). >> is it hard to dance? >> (speaking spanish). >> it's not difficult. you just got to put a lot of effort into it. and okay so we're teaching classes at the cultural center on saturdays from two to three we teach cajon and three to four we teach dance. >> (speaking spanish). >> (inaudible). >> (speaking spanish). >> yeah it does. >> (speaking spanish).
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